Russian Su-24M bombers launched a series of attacks on militant positions in Syria
DAMASCUS, (BM) – For the first time this month, Russian Aerospace Forces planes attacked the positions of Syrian militants in the region of Idlib province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing RD.
Yesterday on August 18, the Russian Su-24M bombers launched a series of attacks on militant positions in the north of Idlib province. It is not excluded that these actions are a response to attempt to undermine the Russian-Turkish patrol on the M4 highway on August 17, the Military Observer Telegram channel informs.
The source reports that the bombers launched a series of strikes in the north of Idlib province, where the militants are located. Local media reported that the attacks were carried out on the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group. It is possible that these are the militants who are behind the attempt to undermine the Russian-Turkish patrol on the M4 highway.
The incident happened yesterday. Experts do not exclude that the shot was fired from an RPG. As a result of the emergency, a Turkish armored car was damaged. The Center for the Reconciliation of the Warring Parties said that there were no casualties among the military personnel of Russia and Turkey.
Earlier, we reported that on August 17, footage of the moment the Russian-Turkish patrol was blown up on the M4 highway in Syria was published on the Web. We will remind, the US aviation struck at the checkpoint of the Syrian government army. Washington said the Syrians refused to let the road patrol pass.
Earlier today we reported that a missile attack on a US base in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor was carried out by unknown assailants. This attack could be a possible response to the US airstrike on a Syrian army checkpoint located in a village southeast of the city of Qamishli on August 17.
War in Syria
In February, Turkey lost at least 62 troops killed in Syria, nearly 100 soldiers were wounded, dozens of Turkish armored vehicles were destroyed and more than ten drones, including drone, were shot down. Washington has repeatedly accused Moscow of involvement in the deaths of Turkish soldiers, Russia rejects these allegations.
In early March, the presidents of Russia and Turkey, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, concluded an agreement according to which a ceasefire came into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later said that if the US and Turkish military did not leave the country, Damascus would be able to use force.
The reason for the Russian-Turkish negotiations was a sharp aggravation of the situation in Idlib, where in January a large-scale offensive by the Syrian army against the positions of the armed opposition and terrorists began.
Government forces recaptured nearly half of the Idlib de-escalation zone and left behind a number of Turkish observation posts. After that, Ankara sharply increased its military contingent in the region and launched the operation “Spring Shield” to push the Syrian troops. Turkey is also supported by militants loyal to it.
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